June 11, 2019
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Salvage crews started an operation Tuesday to raise the wreck of a Hungarian boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two Hungarian crew, Reuters TV reported from the scene.
The Mermaid sank after a large Swiss-owned cruise liner struck it from behind on May 29 as both vessels passed under a 19th century bridge in the Hungarian capital during heavy rain.
It was the worst disaster in half a century on Europe’s longest river. The bodies of all but eight of the victims have been recovered.
(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Krisztina Fenyo, Editing by)